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NEI Director Dr. Michael Chiang and Dr. M. Teresa Magone, chief of the NEI Consult Clinic.
September 23, 2022

Meet the Director: Dr. Michael Chiang, National Eye Institute

National Eye Institute (NEI) Director Michael F. Chiang, M.D., started his position during a strange time: In November 2020, protests...

Meet the Director
Fascinated by the brain from a young age, Dr. Nora Volkow is passionate about using science to understand and address the biological and social causes and consequences of addiction.
August 08, 2022

Meet the director: Dr. Nora Volkow, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Nora Volkow, M.D., has been the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) since May 2003. NIDA supports...

Meet the Director

Teaching parents how to recognize and respond to their baby’s cues can help promote healthy growth.
August 05, 2022

Preventing childhood obesity: Program for first-time parents promotes healthy growth in firstborn babies and their siblings

An NIH-funded study called Intervention Nurses Start Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories (INSIGHT), has been shown to support healthy weight...

Child Development
Dr. Jon Lorsch has been the head of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences since 2013.
July 25, 2022

Meet Dr. Jon Lorsch: Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Jon R. Lorsch, PhD, has been the director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) since August 2013. In...

Meet the Director

Scientists found gene mutations in tumors from children with RMS, which may lead to new therapies for the disease.
January 04, 2022

New treatments possible for a rare childhood cancer

Thanks to new research, children with the rare childhood cancer rhabdomyosarcoma, or RMS, may be able to receive more targeted...

Cancer in Children
Some types of childhood cancer are much more treatable today, while others are still a challenge for researchers.
November 18, 2021

The youngest patients, the toughest battles

The survival rate for children diagnosed with cancer has risen from just 10% in the 1950s to nearly 85% today. That's...

Cancer in Children

Gestational diabetes can have a lasting impact on a woman's health and the health of her offspring.
November 16, 2021

NIH research may help predict gestational diabetes earlier in pregnancy

Gestational diabetes is a disease that develops during pregnancy and affects how the body turns food into energy. In the...

Pregnancy
Pregnant people may respond to vaccines differently at different points in pregnancy.
November 04, 2021

Updates on COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people

Andrea Edlow, M.D., is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital. When COVID-19 hit, her lab began researching...

COVID-19

Clinical trials are critical to advancing cancer research.
October 28, 2021

The legacy of the National Cancer Act: 50 years later

In 1971, President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act as part of the War on Cancer. In honor of the act...

Cancer
Make sure to always check with your obstetrician or other health care provider to help you stay safe during your pregnancy.
October 19, 2021

Pregnant during COVID-19? Tips to stay safe

Pregnant people are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared with nonpregnant people. Andrea Edlow, M.D.,...

COVID-19

Diana W. Bianchi, M.D.
October 14, 2021

Promoting healthy pregnancies

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) is excited to work with the National Library of Medicine...

Pregnancy
Christina Annunziata, M.D., Ph.D., is a researcher with the National Cancer Institute.
October 05, 2021

Ovarian cancer immunotherapies show promise

Christina Annunziata, M.D., Ph.D., has dedicated most of her career to studying ovarian cancer with the aim of...

Ovarian Cancer

Miho Tanaka, M.D., specializes in youth  injury prevention.
September 30, 2021

Sports injury? Finding a specialist can improve recovery

Many children and young athletes rival grown-ups with their skill and strength in the sports they play competitively. That makes...

Kids Sports Injuries
September 15, 2021

4 tips for keeping young athletes safe

To prevent sports injuries, kids need to get plenty of rest, play a variety of sports, and follow the rules...

Kids Sports Injuries

Michael Ombrello, M.D., studies genetically complex diseases like juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
September 07, 2021

New research strives to understand juvenile arthritis

In addition to researching joint and bone health in young athletes, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin...

Juvenile Arthritis
Kareem Zaghloul, M.D., Ph.D., is a principal investigator at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
August 24, 2021

How do seizures affect the brain?

Of the roughly 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S., about 30% still have seizures despite being on medication. That...

Epilepsy

Exercise helps your body release mood-boosting endorphins.
July 20, 2021

4 strategies for coping with pandemic stress

"We've been emphasizing all along the need to take care of yourself physically, meaning eat right and sleep right...

Mental Health
Treatments are important for helping to ease symptoms and potentially preventing the spread of disease.
July 16, 2021

The latest in NIH COVID-19 treatment research

Though the COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool in stopping the spread of the virus, treatments are still essential to...

COVID-19

Monica Webb Hooper, Ph.D., and Gary Gibbons, M.D.
July 15, 2021

NIH's CEAL initiative: Combating misinformation during COVID-19

Racial and ethnic minority communities in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, meaning they have been hit harder...

COVID-19
In the lab of National Institutes of Health-supported researcher Jason McLellan, Ph.D., whose work at the University of Texas-Austin supported COVID-19 vaccine development.
July 14, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

Vaccines work by teaching your body's immune system to recognize and fight back against germs, such as a virus,...

COVID-19